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Are you applying to university?

Introduce yourself and tell us where you're applying. Image

If you can't find your chat make a new thread here and tag in StrawberryDreams AND Manooka ! If you have already made a chat and it's not listed here, please tag me into and I'll add it in! Chats with a link will be blue with a >>, if you can't click yours then it hasn't been made yet.


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What course are you applying for:
What universities are you thinking of:
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades:
GCSE grades:
Extra curriculars:

Share as much detail as you're comfortable with. Image Below is a list of subject and university-specific group chats/application threads which you might like to get involved in. Click +Show next to the letter your uni starts with below and the links will appear:


University Applicant Threads:



GHI
Glasgow >>
Glasgow Caledonian >>
Gloucestershire >>
Glyndwr University (Wrexham) >>
Goldsmiths >>
Greenwich >>
Harper Adams >>
Hartpury >>
Heriot-Watt >>
Hertfordshire >>
Highlands and the Islands (UHI) >>
Huddersfield >>
Hull >>
Imperial College London >>

JKL
King's College London >>
Kingston >>
Keele >>
Kent >>
Lancaster >>
UoLaw
Leeds >>
Leeds Arts >>
Leeds Beckett >>
Leeds Trinity >>
Leicester >>
Lincoln >>
Liverpool >>
Liverpool Hope >>
Liverpool John Moores >>
London Met >>
London School of Economics and Political Science >>
London South Bank University (LSBU) >>
Loughborough >>


MNO
Manchester >>
Manchester Metropolitan >>
Middlesex >>
Newcastle >>
Newman, Birmingham >>
Northumbria >>
Northampton >>
Norwich Arts >>
Nottingham >>
Nottingham Trent >>
Open University >>
Oxford >>
Oxford Brookes >>

PQR
Plymouth >>
Plymouth College of Art >>
Plymouth Marjon >>
Portsmouth >>
Queen Margaret >>
Queen's University Belfast >>
Ravensbourne >>
Reading >>
Robert Gordon >>
Roehampton >>
Royal Holloway >>
Royal Veterinary College >>

STU
Salford >>
SOAS >>
Sheffield >>
Sheffield Hallam >>
(University Centre) Shrewsbury >>
South Wales >>
Southampton >>
Solent University >>
St Andrews >>
St George's >>
St Mary's, Twickenham >>
Staffordshire >>
Stirling >>
Strathclyde >>
Suffolk >>
Sunderland >>
Surrey >>
Sussex >>
Swansea >>
Teesside >> (Teesside postgrad >>)
University of the Arts London (UAL) >>
UCLan >>
UCL >>
UEA >>
UEL (University of East London) >>
Ulster >>
UWE >>
UWL (University of West London) >>
UWS >>

WXYZ
Wales Trinity St David >>
Warwick >>
Westminster >>
Winchester >>
Wolverhampton >>
Worcester >>
York >>
York St John >>


Universities outside the UK:
Hong Kong
Ireland
USA/Ivy League
Canada
Australia
Netherlands
Bocconi >>
PPLE at University of Amsterdam >>

Other:
Teacher Training>>
Disabled Students >>
Mature Students
Italian Applicants
Canadian Applicants >>

Subject Applicant Threads:
All med school applicant threads can be found here >>
ABC
Accounting and Finance
Actuarial Science
Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering >>
Ancient History >>
Anthropology
Animation >>
Archaeology >>
Architecture >>
Biochemistry, Biomedical & Biological Sciences >>
Business / Management >>
Chemical Engineering >>
Chemistry >>
Children's Nursing
Civil & Structural Engineering >>
Classics >>
Computer Science >>
Criminology
Criminology and Sociology >>

DEFGHI
Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Dentistry >>
Dentistry (Graduate entry) >>
Diagnostic Radiography
Dietetics
Drama Schools >>
Economics >>
Education >> (including childhood studies)
Electrical & Electronic Engineering >>
English Language & Linguistics
English Literature >>
Fashion >>
Fine Art >>
Geography >>
Geology & Earth Sciences >>
Graphic Design >>
History >>
History of Art >>
Illustration >>

JKL
Journalism
Korean Studies >>
Law
Liberal ArtsMNOMarketing >>
Materials Science & Engineering and Metallurgy >>
Mathematics >>
Mechanical Engineering >>
Medicine >>
Medicine (Graduate entry)
Midwifery >>
Modern Languages >>
Natural Sciences >>
Neuroscience >>
Nursing
Nutrition and Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Operating Department Practice
Optometry

PQR
PPE >>
Paramedic Science >>
Pharmacology >>
Pharmacy >>
Photography >>
Philosophy
Physics >>
Physiotherapy >>
Politics and International Relations >>
Primary Education >>
Product Design >>
Psychology >>

STU
Speech and Language Therapy >>
Social Work Undergrad >>
Social Work Masters >>
Sociology >>
Theology >>
TV/Film Production >>

VWXYZ
Veterinary Medicine >>
Veterinary Medicine (Graduate Entry) >>
Zoology >>
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Hello, It is nice to be able to contact and talk to you lot.
My name is Michael Joseph Harrison or mjhmichael18 my TSR username. I am on the Autistic Spectrum and I have Autism and I have an EHCP. I am looking forward to going back to college on Wednesday for the first time since March. I still need to discount 1 first before I apply so I will tell where I would like to go when I do the icebreakers.


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What course are you applying for:
Accounting and Finance BA Hons or degree course.
What universities are you thinking of:
De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University, University of Leicester, University of Worcester, University of Wolverhampton and Coventry University.
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades:
CCMerit-AAMerit
GCSE grades:
2,2,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,5,5,5
Extra curriculars:
Preparation for Adulthood is my only one as I don’t do many of those.
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This should be done now, though I can't take credit for Manooka's hard work. :adore:
Thanks 04MR17 :bigsmile:
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Hi, please can someone make a York University Thread as not sure how to do it
:thumbsup: - I've created a thread for York University and you can find the link in the original post. Good luck!
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Could someone make a Winchester thread? And possibly an English Lit one? <3
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Could someone make a Winchester thread? And possibly an English Lit one? <3
You can
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You can
Well, if you insist...

English Lit thread! >>> https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...8#post90891478
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Here is the thread I have started for wolverhampton 2021

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...=B2C-Marketing

Feel free to join.

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Is there anyone who wants to study marketing and management. Or wants to go to qmul
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I'm going to change the timestamp on this post so it appears on the first page of the thread!
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I have an unconditional offer for MA French at Edinburgh, starting 2021, however I think I might want to charge to the MA French and Business, at the same uni.
How easy would it be to change courses, and would it be better to sort it now or after I've enrolled?
Also, as Business is new to me and it seems quite a competitive course, in this year out I'm doing a BTEC Business foundation course, so how helpful would this be to my application?
I'd appreciate any replies or help, thank you in advance 😊
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Hi everyone, I am not sure about where to apply to yet but right now I am looking at my Personal Statement. I have written a first draft and put it in the UCAS website and it says this, "Your statement is 1 line(s) over the 47 limit, based on the preview."

My question is do you take out all paragraphs on the personal statement so it just reads as one long line? I only have 3,980 characters (so well under the 4,000 limit) but taking out paragraphs would not make it read very well.

What do you guys think?
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(Original post by JoTheM)
Hi everyone, I am not sure about where to apply to yet but right now I am looking at my Personal Statement. I have written a first draft and put it in the UCAS website and it says this, "Your statement is 1 line(s) over the 47 limit, based on the preview."

My question is do you take out all paragraphs on the personal statement so it just reads as one long line? I only have 3,980 characters (so well under the 4,000 limit) but taking out paragraphs would not make it read very well.

What do you guys think?
No you don't :nope:

The only way to separate paragraphs is through a line break (pressing return twice) and this will be retained in the final form. Each line break is included in your line limit, but if space allows it is recommended that you do this as it makes your statement much more readable. Remember an admissions tutor looks at hundreds of statements so you want to make their lives easy otherwise they may not want to properly read your statement if faced with a wall of text.

See the sticky threads at the top of this forum:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/for...lay.php?f=1083
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No you don't :nope:

The only way to separate paragraphs is through a line break (pressing return twice) and this will be retained in the final form. Each line break is included in your line limit, but if space allows it is recommended that you do this as it makes your statement much more readable. Remember an admissions tutor looks at hundreds of statements so you want to make their lives easy otherwise they may not want to properly read your statement if faced with a wall of text.

See the sticky threads at the top of this forum:
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/for...lay.php?f=1083
I have used Grammarly and Duplichecker to check mine, but my parents think that I should not use any checker. Will the checkers put it in the database and it will be flagged if I do so?
I was told NOT to use PMT but only the official website of the exam board.
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I have used Grammarly and Duplichecker to check mine, but my parents think that I should not use any checker. Will the checkers put it in the database and it will be flagged if I do so?
I was told NOT to use PMT but only the official website of the exam board.
You're going to think I'm very old fashioned but the best checker is a human pair of eyes. You've put it through grammarly now, you needn't do any of that again.
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I am planning to study one semester in a university in the UK. I can choose and apply for 3 Universities from a selection. The Universities I can choose from are: Edinburgh, Manchester, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Royal Holloway, Exeter and Aberdeen.

So the process is: I select my 3 favorites in preferred order and then the "jury" of the programme allocates me one of those 3 Universities, which they find fitting for me individually.

So what I want to find out is which 3 of these universities are most known around the world and most reputable to the population.

From doing some research, I found out that Edinburgh is always #1 and then the other two places go to either Manchester or York.

My study subject is English linguistics, language and literature.

Could you guys provide me with some kind of 1. 2. 3. place ranking which of these univsities I should preferable apply for to study one semester? Edinburgh seems to be #1 but I am still not sure which universities would rank #2 and #3 in terms of reputation and prestige.

Thanks in advance!
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I am planning to study one semester in a university in the UK. I can choose and apply for 3 Universities from a selection. The Universities I can choose from are: Edinburgh, Manchester, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Royal Holloway, Exeter and Aberdeen.

So the process is: I select my 3 favorites in preferred order and then the "jury" of the programme allocates me one of those 3 Universities, which they find fitting for me individually.

So what I want to find out is which 3 of these universities are most known around the world and most reputable to the population.

From doing some research, I found out that Edinburgh is always #1 and then the other two places go to either Manchester or York.

My study subject is English linguistics, language and literature.

Could you guys provide me with some kind of 1. 2. 3. place ranking which of these univsities I should preferable apply for to study one semester? Edinburgh seems to be #1 but I am still not sure which universities would rank #2 and #3 in terms of reputation and prestige.

Thanks in advance!
1. Edinburgh
2. Manchester
3. York
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1. Edinburgh
2. Manchester
3. York
Wow thanks for the direct reply! Could you also tell me some stuff about the living in those cities and what cultural specialities those cities have to offer for incoming students/tourists?
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Wow thanks for the direct reply! Could you also tell me some stuff about the living in those cities and what cultural specialities those cities have to offer for incoming students/tourists?
Edinburgh, from what i've seen myself, is perfect if you're looking for a city with plenty of social opportunity but also somewhere with a rich cultural and historic background. I think it will be slightly more expensive in terms of living costs but that is expected as it's Scotland's capital. It is a beautiful city though, and has easy links for travel which is ideal if you wanted to spend some time in other cities or in the Scottish countryside, which again, is beautiful. Mix of quaint little shops and chains for necessities.
Manchester has more of a student vibe and is quite commercial, so would suit you more if you were primarily concerned with shopping and leisure. Again, has very good links to other cities.
As for York, it is considerably smaller than Edinburgh and Manchester, although probably cheapest and isn't completely student-overrun. It is a very pleasant place to live and has a very strong historic appeal, plenty of sights and museums, etc, as well as plenty of independent shops. York is very pedestrian friendly and easy to navigate.

I am most familiar with York, but from your perspective, I would choose Edinburgh. I think it offers a more exciting experience with more opportunities for your time than the other two.
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Edinburgh, from what i've seen myself, is perfect if you're looking for a city with plenty of social opportunity but also somewhere with a rich cultural and historic background. I think it will be slightly more expensive in terms of living costs but that is expected as it's Scotland's capital. It is a beautiful city though, and has easy links for travel which is ideal if you wanted to spend some time in other cities or in the Scottish countryside, which again, is beautiful. Mix of quaint little shops and chains for necessities.
Manchester has more of a student vibe and is quite commercial, so would suit you more if you were primarily concerned with shopping and leisure. Again, has very good links to other cities.
As for York, it is considerably smaller than Edinburgh and Manchester, although probably cheapest and isn't completely student-overrun. It is a very pleasant place to live and has a very strong historic appeal, plenty of sights and museums, etc, as well as plenty of independent shops. York is very pedestrian friendly and easy to navigate.

I am most familiar with York, but from your perspective, I would choose Edinburgh. I think it offers a more exciting experience with more opportunities for your time than the other two.
Thank you very much!
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I'm thinking UAL, London Met, Middlesex London and UCA Canturbury
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